Tamar Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7LH Telephone: 01235 819143 Fax: 01235 819200 E-mail: office.3859@all-saints.oxon.sch.uk

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


This is what the children think of All Saints School


Our SEND Ethos


At All Saints CE school we are committed to helping every child succeed and achieve their full potential. We recognise that every single child is different, with their own unique talents, but every child is equally precious. We know that children come to school with different strengths and experiences and  at some point, many children may find some aspects of school challenging. These may be academic, social , behavioural or emotional  challenges. At our school, we share an  inclusive ethos and a commitment to supporting all children: we want to see your child flourish!


For more information about how we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please read our school SEND Information Report.



SEN Coordinator, Alison Martin


01235 819143


Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Didcot Area School Partnership Local Offer


Our vision for children and young people with special needs is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years and at school; lead happy and fulfilled lives; and have choice and control. (Oxfordshire County Council)


Definition of SEND

A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

• has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

(Code of Practice DfE 2014)


Identification, assessment and provision

The school will follow the guidance contained within the Oxfordshire County Council document Identifying and Supporting Special Educational Needs (OCC 2014).

Where learners are not making expected progress and are significantly behind their peers, evidence is gathered from school, home and the learner him/herself to make a detailed assessment of need and put in place appropriate support. For those with the most complex needs, an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan will be agreed. These will replace current statements of special educational needs over the next three years.


Admission of disabled pupils

In accordance with legal requirements, children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school in the Statement will always be admitted. Disabled children who need to be admitted to a school on the grounds of physical accessibility have a priority in the school’s Admissions Policy.


Access and provision for disabled pupils

In its day to day operation, the school will work to

  • promote equality of opportunity for disabled pupils to all aspects of school life
  • eliminate discrimination and harassment
  • use every opportunity to promote positive attitudes towards people with a disability
  • encourage participation by people with a disability in the life of the school
  • take steps to meet the needs of people with a disability, even if this requires reasonable adjustments to be made
  • ensure that all staff are appropriately trained and have access to and the support of relevant outside agencies.
  • monitor the progress of pupils with a disability

The school has an accessibility plan showing how it plans to evaluate and improve access to all aspects of the school and school life.


Please see the school’s SEND policy for more details.

This provision supports the local offer of Oxfordshire County Council:




Useful Documents and Resources:

2018 SEND Report to Governors

Strategy to support children's physical development

10 Ways to Foster Healthy Emotion Regulation

Talking SEND - A Parent's Guide to SEND Support in Mainstream Schools - Workshops in Oxford, Didcot and Thame

New Arrangements for children’s services in Oxfordshire Information for families December 2016

Using differentation every lesson to make sure that all children are successful in their learning.

Free Independent Support Leaflet re Statements of Special Education Needs.pdf

Literacy Difficulties Policy for Oxfordshire

Hearing your Child Read prompt sheet

Pupil Profile Form

SEND Acronyms

Practising Spellings At Home